Does or has anyone used GIMP? Mine takes 2-3 mintues to load even though i have it on a 960 EVO M.2.

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My read speed is 2,000MB/s and Write is 1,700MB/s from when i tested it yet GIMP takes forever to load but its the ONLY program that takes long to load. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it over 20 times and it does nothing. I use GIMP daily and also Photoshop but GIMP is so annoying where it takes so long and once it is loaded it runs fine. Can someone please help?
 

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I just tried it.
Very first time opening it after a full OS reinstall, and GIMP install.

30 seconds. Registering fonts and plugins, etc.
Subsequent openings is a normal application open of 3-5 secs.

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB drive.


You mention you use it daily...when did it start doing this?
 

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This seems to be mostly a Windows-specific problem. It takes an awfully long time to process the font cache at startup, but this should only happen periodically. I don't recall ever having this issue on Linux, though perhaps I just had far fewer fonts.
 

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Ever since i replaced my old 850 EVO with my new 960 EVO it has been so slow. I have a fresh install of W10 also. I deleted GIMP and reinstalled it but i put the program on my old and slow WD Black HDD and now GIMP runs faster and takes 20-23 seconds to load up and just takes 40 seconds to close after exiting it so it is a lot faster. But whyyyyy faster on a slower drive?
 

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Yes when i go to Gimp it just loads Fonts foreeeeever and thats it. Is there a way to delete fonts where it wont need to load them? I never use them.
 

USAFRet

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After the first run after and install, subsequent uses should take no more than a very few seconds.
I just tried mine again (4 days later), and it was about 4 secs from click to open.

GIMP uses the same fonts as all the other applications on your system.
Any other application slow to open?
 
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